WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

 

 

 Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone to act as the natural root.
The screws hold onto the new artificial tooth and allow for natural bone growth, without harming the jawbone. Since titanium screws are used, the bone is able to fuse and grow in a natural way, with no harm to your mouth and jaw.

Because of this, there is no need to worry about having to replace them, the way you smile, and what you can’t eat. 

 

Dental implants consist of three major parts.

There is the titanium screw, which is the fixture that goes inside of your jaw bone.

There is also a connecting piece which is the abutment that attaches the titanium screw to the artificial tooth, or crown.

On top of the abutment there is the crown that acts as the natural tooth. The crown is the only part that is visible to others and looks just like the normal tooth that was there before.

 

dental implant structure

 

Dental implants are increasingly becoming more popular because of the comfort and natural look with around 3 million people in the United States having them currently.

The beginning of dental implants occurred when scientists realized that titanium could fuse with bones and allows for natural and healthy bone growth, used in hip and knee replacements. Understanding that titanium was able to be used in other parts of the human body, dentists began using titanium in the jawbone.

With this discovery, dentists have been able to help patients with missing teeth and dental problems.

However, many people wonder how much getting dental implants may cost them.

 

HOW MUCH TO DENTAL IMPLANTS COST?

 
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Depending on the amount of dental implants needed, the cost can vary.

A single dental implant can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000. This can vary depending on the type of implant, the condition of the patient’s teeth, the location of the implant, etc.

Since this procedure is different with every patient depending on their teeth and mouth, the cost of dental implants varies with each individual.

 Multiple teeth implants or a full mouth dental implant are for patients who need to replace more than one tooth. Depending on the amount of teeth that need to be replaced, the cost can vary as well.

The average cost of multiple teeth implants can range anywhere from $3,000 to $30,000. This is because of the amount of work that may be required, the amount of teeth that may need to be replaced, and the quality of the implant that you are getting.

Some might only need a few implants, while some may need a full mouth implantation done. 

 While dental implants can seem like an expensive purchase, unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants can last a lifetime and don’t require any kind of replacement. Since there is little maintenance needed, these are a great alternative that is safer and more efficient in the long run.

Traditional implants can cause damage to your jawbone and may need additional care and replacements every few years.

 

dental implant

 

With the amount of money that is going to be spent on dental implants, you are able to get a new set of teeth that will last a lifetime with no worries.

Many people like to think of this as an investment on themselves. A set of new teeth that will not cause stress or harm is the goal, and that is achievable through implants. 

 The price ranges are for those who want to pay out of pocket. Depending on your dental plan, there can be coverage for dental implants, resulting in little to no money coming out of pocket.

There are various payment plans and options that can be used to ensure that there is not much of a financial strain when it comes to getting this procedure done.

Always speak to your dentist and insurance plan to come up with a plan that works best for you and allows for the healthiest, safest smile. 

 


Dental implants have changed the lives of so many people and have allowed more people to feel more confident with their smile.

With dental implants, the worries that you have with any other dental procedure is not there. 

Consider these implants as a set of new teeth that work as well as the natural teeth that you had and live a life without the stress of ruining your teeth.

If you or anyone you may know is interested in getting a free consultation, come by to Life Smiles Dental in Richardson, Texas. 

 

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